Any competent web search will reveal literally thousands of on-line'references' to invisible radiation photography - close to 72,000 for infrared photography! Mostly these sites are personal publication of images by enthusiastic people anxious to share their techniques and results with others. They are mostly unscientific in their approach. Trivia abound: there is also a huge amount of ignorance and misinformation. Sites repetitively link to one another and invariably one finds that there are really only a very few significant and worthwhile contributions to the body of knowledge. We have selected a short list of sites on the basis that they are either manufacturers of relevant materials or equipment, sites that exemplify particular applications, or they contain helpful and accurate information for the practitioner. They are in no particular order.
A Simple 'backyard' version of Herschel's original experiment which led to the discovery of infrared radiation
A short article on Herscel's discovery of infrared
Technical data sheet in html format for Maco 820c black-and-white infrared film, manufactured by Maco Photo Products, a division of Hans O Mahn & Co., Brookstieg 4, 22145 Staplefeld, Germany. Tel. +49 40 237 008 88
Technical data sheet in downloadable pdf format for Konica 750 infrared film.
Technical data sheet in downloadable pdf format for Kodak HIE black-and-white infrared film.
Technical data sheet in downloadable pdf format for Kodak EIR infrared Ektachrome professional colour film.
Technical data sheet in downloadable pdf format for Ilford SFX 200 extended red film.
Technical data sheet in downloadable pdf format for AgfaPan APX 400S extended red surveillance film.
Simple practical advice on using Konica 750.
The most extensive set of development tests and recommendations for infrared films compiled by John Mided.
A cottage industry - supplier of 'cut down' Kodak black-and-white and colour films. Rolland Elliot bulk purchases these films from Kodak in 70mm rolls and cuts them down to 120/220 format. Also supplies cheap 35mm HIE.
An incomplete, but nonetheless useful, list of known sources for infrared film around the world compliled on an on-going basis by Andy Frazer - avoid the airport x-ray machines and buy local!
Alex Ryer's excellent on-line treatise on the properties, behaviour and measurement of light. Sponsored by International light and well worth registering to get a copy.
Suppliers of excellent 'tunable' xenon arc light sources. Interference filters, advice, training and more for the forensic imaging scientist.
Suppliers of the Lightform fabric panels used to create diffuse lighting for infrared photography and of the Manfrotto tripods and camera clamps used for conveniently swapping between cameras.
The home for all filter/adapter -ring supplies in the UK, if they don't have it they'll make it for you.
Major supplier of photographic filters including infrared absorption.
Edmund industrial's comprehensive web site. Supply every type of filter for scientific work in invisible radiation - both broad spectrum and narrow pass-band interference.
Rolyn Optics California. Supply wide range of infrared transmission filters.
Manufacturer/supplier of B+W infrared transmission filters.
Brenner Foto Versand - German suppliers of own brand and Heliopan infrared filters.
Filter Connection - comprehensive selection of filters for all purposes.
Famous New York photo store supplying almost everything for invisible radiation photography on-line. The one stop shop.
A specialist commercial supplier of CCD cameras appropriately modified for 'out of the box' reflected infrared imaging.
James Wooten describes the process for removal of the infrared absorbing filter from the Nikon Coolpix series of cameras.
'Everything you wanted to know about Infrared Photography but were afraid to ask...' is how Clive Warren, the editor/compiler of this FAQ list describes it. Certainly a marvellous source of practical information, particularly for pictorial applications of infrared. The one site to visit.
Excellent comparison of currently available films and filters for infrared imaging.
Willem-Jan Markerink's photo home page with practical and interesting information on infrared photography. Original home of the infrared list.
Ed Scott's, often cited web site, with lots of practical information on infrared photography - including such details as relative film speeds under different illuminants, reciprocity data for infrared films, etc.
A typically 'Kodak correct' site with accurate and practical information on black-and-white and colour infrared photography - with Kodak products ;-)
Part of the personal web site of one of America's leading scientific photographic educators - Andrew Davidhazy, with several helpful papers on infrared photography in addition to a variety of other topics.
George Smyth's compilation/access portal to a number of interesting articles on infrared photography.
Basic information on the use of digital cameras for infrared photography with a good tutorial on combining an infrared image with a colour image in Photoshop to create an electronic false colour infrared photograph.
Cliff Shade's personal web site with accounts of using a variety of digital cameras for reflected infrared.
Maher and Berman's eDigital Photo Magazine article on digital infrared photography. Lots of practical tips.
A commercial media company - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Ltd - with part of their site devoted to infrared imaging by Andy Finney.
A very simple guide to pictorial infrared in black-and-white and in colour. Uncomplicated but accurate. Good for raw beginners.
A commercial company supplying imaging and analysis services. Editech will go on location with portable imaging equipment anywhere in the world. Site has good demonstrations of invisible radiation imaging to paintings.
The National Library of congress access point and search engine giving access to over 11 million references in the biomedical literature back to the 1960s. An invaluable resource.
Article by Michel Wurtz on colour balance and Kodak infrared Ektachrome.